Want to download torrents on iPad at full speed, but afraid of jailbreaking your iOS device? Wondering if you can download torrents on your iPhone without jailbreak? Well, that’s exactly the problem we are tackling in the article.

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How to Download Torrents on iPad

It is generally not recommended to download torrents on an iPad, as downloading copyrighted material without permission may be illegal in some countries and could also expose your device to viruses and other malicious software.

However, if you still wish to download torrents on your iPad, you will need to install a torrent client app. One option is to use a browser-based torrent client, such as Bitport.io or ZBIGZ, which allows you to download torrents through a web browser.

Alternatively, you can use a dedicated torrent client app such as uTorrent or BitTorrent. These apps can be downloaded from the App Store, but keep in mind that they may not be available in all countries and may not work on all devices.

Regardless of which method you choose, it is important to use a VPN (virtual private network) to protect your privacy and security while downloading torrents. A VPN encrypts your internet connection and hides your IP address, making it more difficult for anyone to track your online activity.

There are many Torrent Downloading Apps for the iOS and iPadOS platforms in the market. These kinds of apps pop-up in third party app markets from time to time.

However, some of these torrent downloading apps can only be installed on the iOS and iPadOS platforms if they are jailbroken. The rest of them can be installed on your iPad using what is called side-loading into your system, without a jailbreak.

But for that you would need a broader know-how of how things work on the backend of iOS. Both these methods can be problematic because not everyone intends to risk damaging their device.

Additionally, even those users who want to jailbreak their iPhone/iPad, they are at the mercy of jailbreak developers for its availability. In this article we are solving this problem by sharing a new different way of downloading torrents on iOS devices with no jailbreak.

Table of Contents

1. How to Download Torrents on an iPad without jailbreak

2. What are Torrents?

3. Why do people use Torrents on iPhone or iPad?

4. Are there any iOS Torrent apps in Apple’s App Store?

How to Download Torrents on iPad (without jailbreak)

In this guide we are going to use a download manager such as Documents by Readdle. We shall use this manager to download torrents so that you require no jailbreak. We will also use two other websites in the process to download torrents at high speeds.

Requirements before downloading torrents on iPad/iPhone

1. Install a download manager like Documents by Readdle Technologies Limited. You can download it from Apple’s App Store within a minute or two.

2. Secondly, you will need a torrent website for browsing and saving the torrent files you would like to download. For this you will have to look for a torrent website that is active. A simple Google search for active torrent sites would help you find one.

Steps to download iPad torrents

Step 1 : Open Download Manager

Open Documents app on your iPad and open the internet browser given in that app. Browsers of different download managers work differently.

Step 2 : Select a Torrent

Go to any working torrent site. Here, we have used “Piratebay” as an example. You can use any working torrent site of your choice. In that torrent site, search for the legal torrent you want to download.

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Long Tap : Get This Torrent

Step 3 : Copy the Magnet Link

Long tap the Download link of that particular torrent. You will get a pop-up with 3 options – ‘Open’, ‘Copy’, ‘Cancel’. Select ‘Copy‘ by tapping on it.

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Select Copy

Step 4 : Open ZbigZ in Download Manager

Now, open a new tab on your browser in iDownloader or UC Browser and go to www.zbigz.com.

Instead of ZbigZ, you can also use the following websites as alternatives to ZbigZ.

  • Filestream.me – https://filestream.me
  • Torrentsafe – https://www.torrentsafe.com
  • Seedr.cc – https://www.seedr.cc
  • Zbigz – https://zbigz.com
  • Bitport.io – https://bitport.io
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Paste the Copied url here, then TAP GO.

Step 5 : Create Download Link

On the ZbigZ website you’ll see a URL field. Paste the Torrent link (which you had copied in step 4) in there and tap on the GO button.

At this instant, ZbigZ and the other websites, start a high speed download of your torrent files and upload the final files to their cloud servers. Wait for a moment. The website will now create the download link so that you can download the files to your device.

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Tap Song Link to download

Step 8 : Start the Download

After the website creates a download link, all you have to do now is long tap on that file link and tap save to your device. Choose your location in the files app of your iPad. You can create a separate folder for your torrent downloads if you want and save them there.

That’s it. You have now successfully downloaded a torrent file to your iDevice without having to jailbreak it.

What are torrents?

Torrenting is a file sharing protocol on the internet that is fundamentally different from all other ways of downloading a file. In the traditional way of downloading a file, a file can only be downloaded from a single source on the internet.

However, in torrents’ case, a file can be downloaded, bit by bit, from the source of upload as well as from fellow downloaders. Hence, by using up multiple sources of downloading simultaneously, torrents can potentially increase download speed of a file when compared to direct downloads.

These multiple sources are classified into three types. Here are the different kinds of sharing sources that you will come across in torrents, explained.

What are Seeders, Leechers and Peers?

Seeders are those users who have completed their download and have made their files available for other online users to download. The number of seeders in action is often the most important metric when selecting a torrent file.

Peers are those users that are still in the process of completing their download. They have some parts of the file already downloaded on to their device while they wait for other parts of the file to complete their download. Peers are very important to increase the overall speed of your download.

Leechers are those users who have just started downloading their files using that torrent file. So, they basically are competing for the same resources that you intend to  use. Leechers can be a problem in the absence of a good number of seeders to download from.

The torrent files themselves are just trackers that keep track of the different download locations in real time. They manage the seeding and leeching of a file to different computers.

Why do people use Torrents?

The internet has developed rapidly in the past two decades, but not everyone can afford a high-speed internet connection yet. As a result, slower internet speeds may make it cumbersome for such users to download heavy sized files.

In that context torrents have emerged as the easiest means to share large-sized files among multiple internet users. Additionally, the speed of downloading torrents may not be limited to your ISP speed. Using proper porting techniques anyone may get download speeds that are much faster than what they are otherwise used to.

Are there Torrent Apps in Apple’s App Store?

Android users have access to loads of torrent clients such as BitTorrent and uTorrent on Google’s Play Store. These apps can download torrents without a jailbreak or a root access on android devices. At the same time, iOS users struggle to find even a single such app in Apple‘s App Store.

The key reason for this is the set of regulations Apple has placed on App Store. One of Apple’s guidelines, inspired by its respect for copyrighted content, is to block torrenting apps from entering the iOS platform at any rate. The curators of the App Store follow that strictly and they have a successful track record in this regard.

That’s where iOS jailbreaking comes into the picture. Jailbreaking unlocks a number of commonly used features that iOS users are otherwise deprived of. One such feature is the ability to download third party apps like uTorrent.

But jailbreaking is a whole other process that has its own learning curve. In case you are skeptical of jailbreaking, there are plenty of alternatives you can use, just like the guide we have written for downloading torrents on iPad without jailbreak.


It is common practice to use ‘Safari‘ in the process of downloading files from sites like ZbigZ. But, the Safari browser sometimes downloads the files and other times streams them directly, which can be a problem. So, sticking to the likes of Documents app can be the better option.

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  1. Hi thanks for sharing this. It works amazingly. However i’m running into an issue where my seeding ratio is messed up since i think with this method i’m only downloading but not uploading, so now I cant download anything more from my fav torrent site. Anyway i can seed/share files to fix my ratio on ipad?

  2. But what if you are using uc browser, how can you then get the downloadable file in to your files on uc browser? I have pressed a green button that has a box in it so it feels like the right one but then only follows a page that says “page not found”… what to do?

  3. Perfect! It worked just fine!
    I still have my iPhone warranty so I don’t wanna jail break it now…
    Thank you very much

    • how is your download speed?… i got mine to work, i have the ipad pro.. but the download speed is up to 53kb/s….. and i have a 50mb/s connection at home… this is driving me insane!… i have used it with vpn and without it.

  4. there are different “idownloader” apps at the app store… do i have to get a specific one or this doesnt matter which one i get?

  5. Currently idownloader won’t allow the download of “media” files “due to apple policy” error …. Fail… Steaming works tho

  6. Is it working for iOS 9?
    After the torrent link is available, download option is not shown for me.
    Can somebody look at screenshot and help?

  7. hello
    i came the step
    i copied the link in zbigz

    link showa the 100%

    after that its show only 2 option copy and open

    after that this information

    which i given below

    due to apple policy audio and vedio downloding had been disabled

  8. I have only had luck with this method using Bitsnoop. Everythime I try to paste a link to zbigz from kickass torrents, zbigs does nothing with it, it just goes blank. I have tried to hold down the magnet link for Piratebay, but with no luck. It goes straight to Google and I can’t copy anything. Other than limited use on Bitsnoop, these methods seem hopeless.

  9. After doing all this , it is completely working. But the download speed is limited to 50kbps by Zbigz even though I have 50mbps connection

  10. After the download i opened files on idownloader then a zip file was downloaded and I cant open it. Why?

    • That depends on the type of content you downloaded. It may also be a fake torrent. Try using a zip drive app from app store.

  11. Everything seem to work fine but why is the download speed sooooo slow? Same file that take about 5 min to complete using my pc take almost 30min using this method on my iPad. Any suggestions? Thanks.

    • i hate it… it is really slow.. i dont understand why… i have 50mb/s internet connection… and you see the file downloading at up to 53kb/s…. it kills me!

    • In iDownloader app, the download speed is quite good. Make sure you are using that app. You can download it from Download speed can vary depending on the exact torrent & file you are using.

    • yes you can. Just the normal way. If you are using a download manager like iDownloader then you can import them to your CameraRoll and browse them on your PC later.

  12. Whenever I try to play the downloaded file, it tells me that it’s only for premium users, so is there any other way to play the Video? Screenshot is available for guide.

  13. I keep getting people may be trying to steal your information from m.zbigz. Anyone else get this message?

  14. A way you can download the files to your device is to download a download manager from the App Store, that allows you to play videos and download, and also has a browser.

    Open zbigz in the download manager app, and then click on download. It will download directly to the app. And once it’s downloaded, you can watch the video and you won’t need to wait for it to buffer.

  15. I downloaded the torrent but it won’t let me download it to my iPad, it just plays in the browser…. Help anyone?

  16. Once the download link appears and when i click on it, the vid gets played in the browser it doesn’t download on the ipad.. What to do?
    See the screenshot, is that the download link?

    • Open ZbigZ on iDownloader app… It has a dedicated download button in the app. Try it. It’s pretty simple.

  17. After i get the link, it doesn’t ask for downloading it , it simply plays the video online and that sucks coz buffering is too slow.. What to do? I have an ipad mini

    • Are you using iDownloader app? Bcoz you need to use it. It’s a lot easier with iDownloader. Use iDownloader’s browser instead of Safari. Do not use Safari.

  18. When i open piratebay.se , they say website not accessable. So without that , is there any other way to download torrent?

    • After you come to this step. Tap on “Open in…”, you get a menu in which you should select open in “Safari Browser” or “Safari”

    • After you come to this step. Tap on “Open in…”, you get a menu in which you should select open in “Safari Browser” or “Safari”. That should do the trick.

        • Sorry for the delay. I think you have not read the guide properly. You’ll need to install iDownloader from App Store, like i’ve mentioned in the guide. You’ll need to open iDownloader’s browser and carry out the entire process on zbigz.com, then after the files are ready to download, use the download button given in idownloader like the picture below.

          • ahhh…i was using my regular browser for zbigz not the one in idownloader. now i got it. thank you sir!

  19. After the last step I get this: and when I click on it nothing happens. I’m using my iPad mini. What am I doing wrong?

      • For those of you who are looking for Open in Safari option. It is not there. Use iDownloader instead and open ZbigZ in its browser. It has a dedicated download button. I’ve have updated the guide since and you can know it easily once you go through it.

    • Use Video player apps like GPlayer Lite etc for iPad for your iOS version. Ultimately, you will be able to play any video, any size

  20. Hey guys, thanks for the help! Unfortunately I still cant download the torrent I want..dont know whats the problem, there seems to be some kind of step in the middle that Im missing. I tried with this Mediatap browser, but no luck 🙁

    • MediaTap will also stream the video online, but there you’ll get a button to download that video o music file.

  21. I have a problem with this, maybe you can help me. When zbigz.com finishes with the load, it appears a little play button and a download arrow. When I press it, it opens the video Im trying to download on the browser, like Im watching it online. So it allows me to watch it online, but I cant seem to be able to download it to my Ipad.
    Any advice?

    • Hi Sofita, I guess you’re using apple default browser Safari? If this is true, then you won’t be able to download video or music file, safari browser only streams those files online.

      So to download them you need to use any browser which support video downloading, I myself using MediaTap and it works pretty good. (You can get it from AppStore for free)

      Try it and let us know..


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